Monday, December 7, 2009

Meet My Niece

I've been meaning to talk about my sweet niece, but have been a little preoccupied! My beautiful sister is expecting a baby girl on March 20th. She is currently 23 1/2 weeks (I think...maybe 24). And she looks AMAZING!! Here are some pictures from the 3D sono last Friday. Currently, she is breeched, but it is not a major concern until week in the mean time, pray that this sweet little girl will flip around SOON!

We are so excited and anxious to meet her! Jett is ready for another cousin!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

2 months - 11.24.09

Dear Jett Elijah,
I cannot believe another month has come and gone.
You are changing SO much!
Your smiles are becoming more frequent...and the occasional laughs bring me joy.
You have discovered your hands.
You are very intrigued with them.
When you look at them you study them hard.
Sometimes you make fists and swing them looks like you're boxing.
You love laying on your back while playing in your gym.
You took your first road trip this month.
We went to Dallas for Thanksgiving.
You did great...only made one stop for you.
You still start off on your side when you sleep...
but you are usually on your back when you wake up.
You love laying in our bed and watching the ceiling fan.
You also find that the sound of the hair drying is soothing...just like me. : )
I cannot imagine my life without you.
We love you so much Jett!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Since the day Patrick and I said "I do," God has blessed us immensly. We were blessed with a position on staff here in Houston at Second Baptist, moved here 2 days after our honeymoon. Ministered to students in Pearland for a year and a half, and then transitioned to the student ministry at Second's North campus this past January...which meant we had to move to Kingwood. So we packed up our things 6 months later and moved to Kingwood this past June. In June, Patrick and I started a 2 year commitment with Apartment Life. Basically, we work for our apartment community planning events and we are given the opportunity to minister to our neighbors. Well, our 2 year commitment is coming to an end 17 months January. Our apartments have decided to cancel our services due to the economy. With that said, we are packing up again and moving. Where? Good question. We have no idea. Our area director is confident she will be able to place us in another community in Kingwood.

I am finding it to become pretty regular in our lives that our trust and faith in God is tested time and time again. I feel like we have gone through several seasons in our 2 1/2 years of marriage, where we truly have to get down on our knees and give it all to God. As much as we would like to stay exactly where we are for the next 17 months, God has something else planned. I'm so grateful that in times like these when we come across the unexpected we can immediately turn to God because His hand is on whatever the situation may be. So in the mean time, I will cling to Philippians 4:6-7 and we will continue to pray for guidance and wisdom. We know His direction will be given to us over the next couple of weeks as we figure out where we are going to live.

And of course, I can't blog without mentioning this little guy...

As you can see, he is smiling. Warms our hearts. I'll give a more lengthy Jett update soon.

stay tuned.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

one month!

dear jett elijah,
i can't believe you have been with us for a month now!
what a blessing you have been to your dad and i.
i cannot tell you how much we love you.
every single day you warm our hearts.
it's been an incredible journey getting to know you.
without fail you always make me smile even if we've had a hard day.
i love when you are drifting off to sleep and your big blue eyes begin to flutter.
i love when you are drifting off to sleep and you crack a smile and sometimes even chuckle.
i love how when we pick you up you are like a teddy bear that just melts into our arms.
i love that when i feed you you've got your hand wrapped around my finger.
i love that this past week you looked me in the eye and smiled.
i love that when you are upset we can hold you in front of us and within seconds you have calmed down with the sweetest look on your face.
i love that you have given your dad and i something exciting to do each night
(we sneak into your room and just stare at you because we cannot get over
how adorable you look when you are sleeping).
i love the moments you and i spend together in the late hours of the night.
i love that you have given us so much joy in our lives.
i love that you are my son.
we love you jett!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

it's been awhile

all i can say right now is i am more in love with God.
i'm more in love with my husband.
and i'm so in love with jett.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

meet jett

jett elijah thurman
born September 24, 2009
@ 1:54pm
9lbs. 12oz
22 inches long

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

we're making progress!

we went to our 39 week appointment, and finally progress has been made. i am currently 1 cm dialated (or 1 inch as patrick would say) and 75% effaced. although i was hoping they would just roll me over to the hospital and deliver this baby, that wasn't the case. the doctor did say he would be here soon (obviously), and don't be surprised if he comes a few days after my due date.

the only problem with all this, is the fact that last night can be recorded as my worst night during this pregnancy. i noticed my contractions starting to hurt yesterday evening, and as the night went on they became even more painful. so i was pretty much up all night laying in the deep pit that my body has formed in our bed. oh well...hopefully labor is close. if not, i can stick it out one more week...i think.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

still pregnant

just wanted everyone to know that i am still with child...
i feel like each day just drags on and on.
i'm trying to stay as busy as i can by:
homework : /
going to church
sleeping (a lot)
but, it's not helping.
i'm so anxious, and guess whose still inside my tummy?
jett...happy as can be.
i can't wait to hold him in my arms...
one more week until my due date.

here is a picture of me at 38 weeks 6 days prego.
i'm not posing, but the belly is there.

i'm an aunt!

i am finally an aunt!
Macie Grace Thurman
Born on September 17, 2009
7lbs 9 ozs.
21 inches long

uncle patrick and macie

so beautiful!!
looking into uncle patrick's eyes.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Meet Brayden

Brayden is our friend's little boy (also known as: the world's happiest baby).
He recently learned how to drink out of a straw and it is the cutest thing!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

i'm going to be an aunt in 2 days!!

my sweet sister-in-law, katie, who is married to patrick's brother, is having a baby on thursday morning! our little niece is a stinker, and has been standing right side up for the past few months. so thursday, katie is having a c-section. we are so excited to meet our niece!!

please be praying for tim, katie, and baby girl thurman. her surgery is scheduled for early thursday morning.

Monday, September 14, 2009

38 weeks, 2 days, and nothing...

well, jett seems to be pretty comfortable inside my womb. : / i'm glad he's comfortable, but i am so ready for him to make his debut! i went to the doctor this morning and i am not dilated or effaced AT ALL! i was so dissapointed. but patrick reminded me that he isn't due until next saturday, he's fine where he is for now, and i just need to be patient. which i do. i've made it 38 weeks, and i can make it 2 more if i have too.

my doctor did say that she wouldn't not let me go past my due date. she is going out of town this thursday and will not be back until the 27th. so hopefully the 28th or 29th we will induce if jett has not arrived.

other than that, i can't complain too much. overall, i feel pretty good which i am so grateful for...

stay tuned for more jett updates. hopefully, the next post will be pictures of him!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

the bob

my sweet friend jessie and her mom gave us the bob jogging stroller as a gift for jett.
the bob can be used as a jogging stroller (now i don't have an excuse not to run after jett is born)
but it can also be used as an everyday stroller.
we debated for a few weeks if we should use the bob as just our jogging stroller....
or if we should by the car seat adapter and use it as our everyday stroller.
we decided to buy the adapter.
so me being the handywoman that i am, installed the car seat adapter.
the car seat fits great.
all we need now is a baby.
hamilton helped as well.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

tagliarini picchi pacchiu

so i mentioned in a post the other day about this special meal at carrabba's that has the potential to induce labor. well, today patrick and i went to carrabba's for lunch to see if this dish really existed. we asked the waitor if they had a dish that is notorious for inducing labor (knowing it was a ridiculous question), and he said he'd never heard of anything like that, but went and asked the manager...turns out the tagliarini picchi pacchiu is the famous dish. so i ordered it. supposively the oils and spices are the elements that cause labor to start. for all i know the waitor could have pointed at any item on the menu and had me convinced...but either way i did enjoy this dish and definitely recommend it even if you are not trying to induce labor.

so far i am still pregnant, and there are no signs of labor in the near future.

Friday, September 4, 2009

36 weeks, 6 days and nothing...

we had our 36 week appointment this morning, and i was extremely confident that we would go in, and i would definitely be dialated or effaced....WRONG! nothing. absolutely nothing. this isn't a big deal at all, but i wanted something to be going on. i am 37 weeks tomorrow, and i am so ready to meet this little boy and have my body back. (or something close to my previous body) but oh well. we have to wait another week, and hopefully i will have made some progress. next appointment is monday september 14. i'll keep you posted.

my friend kimy told me that carabbas has this "pregnant meal" that you can order, and it will help induce labor. she said two of her friends ate this and two days later they both had their in the mean time, i will be eating carabbas, walking, eating jalapenos, and whatever else i can do to meet this baby sooner rather than later. : )

here i am at 36 hamilton wanted to be in the picture.

Friday, August 28, 2009

35 weeks

i am officially in my 9 month of pregnancy.
i can't believe it.
i will be 36 weeks tomorrow.
time is flying!

doctor's apoointment went well today.
she did the group b strep test...blah.
jett weighs probably 7 pounds right now.
most likely will be an 8 lb baby.
she said he probably won't be chubby.
just long. (not surprising...considering)
and most importantly, he has dropped. : )

my big round ball of a baby.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

my apologies

my apologies for not blogging as i should have been. it feels like i have been non stop the past few weeks (which i have) and now i am just trying to enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy.

since my latest post...i have been showered and blessed by some of the sweetest people. i had a shower in dallas that was given by my mom and sister two weeks ago, and this past weekend i had a shower that was given by erin, michelle, sonya, julie, leslianne, erika, and lyndsey...some of my dear friends from second.

dallas shower photos:

me with mi hermana

me: 34 weeks katie: 33 weeks, lindsey d: 24 weeks, lindsey f: 9 weeks

sweet riley
jessie marie
houston shower photos:

mom and linz

we also have FINALLY completed the baby may remember that we were given all the baby furniture, and decided to have it antiqued. we were not too pleased with the outcome of the furniture. so the past few weeks my amazing mother in law spent all of her free time fixing it. it looks sooo much better. i'll post some nursery pics soon.
we also have officially decided on a name. patrick and i have tossed around several names, but we came back to the one that we had picked out long before we were even pregnant.
Jett Elijah Thurman
we wanted a biblical middle name. so i gave that job to patrick. after nights of studying, praying, and looking at the geneologies, patrick finally chose Elijah. he also, intently, gave him the initials JET. i felt like for the longest time that we would never have a name for this sweet boy. i'm so grateful that we both have a peace about this name, and now we are just ready to meet him!
update on pregnancy and Jett:
i am 35 1/2 weeks pregnant. i have definitely had my share of braxton hicks. i am going to the doctor weekly now. so each friday i can give you an update on where we stand, and hopefully he will be here sooner rather than later!
i'm counting on labor day. : )